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Strategy & Operations lead

Amsterdam, Netherlands eBay Classifieds Group
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eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative leader in online classifieds with ten brands that span the globe. Our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a job, an apartment, a sofa, a car, a concert ticket, financial services or new friends. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust.

About the business:

Classifieds is shaping the future of local commerce by bringing people together through an enriched online experience that allows them to reach out to the community around them. We are comprised of more than 1,000 people who are passionate for local trade and maintaining the customer-centric nature of the Group, while exploring growth opportunities in both the countries where eCG already has a presence and in prospective markets.

You will be responsible for strategy, processes & delivery management shaping the now and then of our advertising business globally. You will work side by side with your fellow CoE team members, in-market leadership and support functions (analytics, finance) to help deliver our advertising goals.

About The Adverting CoE
The Advertising Centre of Excellence is a highly visible, high impact team, consisting of senior subject matter experts each accountable for different areas of eCG’s (advertising) monetization business: Display, Product Listing Ads and Proprietary Capabilities/Data. The team is supported by Central Analytics, Finance and Legal/Privacy. The CoE has two main areas of responsibility:

Advertising Strategy & Future Proofing the Business

• Set and align global strategic priorities

• Understand, interpret and communicate implications trends on our business

• Drive scale and operational efficiencies

Supporting the Business

• Understand and explain internal advertising revenue trends and deliver key insights; trusted advisor to the LT and Director+ community

• Identify, align and share best practices

• Manage global strategic partner/vendor relationships

• Lead / partner on key strategic projects

About the job:

In this role, you will play a key role shaping eCG’s advertising/monetization strategy and will drive processes to plan, align and execute this. You will partner directly with the Senior Director Advertising CoE as well as other senior leadership across the CoE and eCG to identify and analyze new areas of opportunity, challenge and debate strategic options & priorities and shape the global advertising /monetization narrative. You will provide quantitative and qualitative analysis to support strategic initiatives that are driven by the CoE.

In addition, you will be responsible for operational processes to support the execution of our strategy & business alignment and will lead/own projects that will drive scale and operational efficiency across eCG’s advertising/monetization business. 

You will be a highly collaborative leader with the ability to quickly grasp the essence of complex matters and turn these into clear, data driven and concise strategies; you are an excellent communicator with excellent analytical/numerical skills that thrives in an ambiguous situation and have the ability to influence/lead without hierarchal authority. 

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Help shape eCG's advertising/monetization strategy and the processes to plan, align and execute.

  • Drive our annual business planning process for advertising, our strategic planning process, monthly updates to our global leadership and advertising related OKR's across markets.

  • Shape and model critical initiatives and lead the governance and delivery of these across markets

  • Manage risks, issues, and actions across BU’s and global teams; track them regularly to meet the encouraged outcomes and timelines.

  • Define and deliver robust and scalable processes to speed up adoption of takeaways and standard methodologies across markets in the advertising space.

  • Closely work with global and local eCG leadership as well as Partners including facilitating execution of major work you're doing from roadmap placement through execution.

  • Lead projects that will drive scale and operational efficiency across eCG’s advertising/monetization business

Job Requirements

  • thorough experience in (boardroom) strategy consulting, ideally in media/commerce.

  • An MBA degree or equivalent.

  • Strong analytical/numerical skills and a data driven approach to solving strategic questions

  • Ability to create a compelling strategic narrative from highly complex input; proven track record in crafting/visualizing business strategy to a senior audience

  • Stellar verbal and written communication skills and experience addressing C level and senior management

  • Strong results orientation with a dedicated partner focus, proven attention to detail and quality.

  • Experience delivering major projects and programs to provide direction and leadership to a number of commercial and highly technical teams.

  • Ambitious self-starter that can lead and influence across level and functions without hierarchical authority

  • Willingness and ability to do frequent business travel.

  • Bonus points: experience/background in online advertising (technology) and the online classified's business.

  • Characters appreciated.

What we offer:

  • Dynamic, international team with very skilled personalities, a passion for e-commerce, integrity and a good sense of humor.

  • A visible, global impact role with close access to C suite and senior leadership.

  • A competitive salary, extraordinary benefits and an excellent working environment.

  • Silicon Valley amenities, such as iPhones and MacBook Pros, exciting high spec dev machines and very nice office facilities.


From the moment that you join, we seek to make your employment experience an outstanding and engaging one. If you are hardworking and thrive in a reciprocal and friendly environment then apply and send us your CV.


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.

We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about our Diversity & Inclusion click here:


People are the heart of the eBay Classifieds business, and their health and well-being are our first priority.

We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. As a result, most teams are working remotely, with a few teams able to collaborate in person with enhanced safety procedures. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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